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Who Wants to Drill in the Marcellus Shale?

The newly formed Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission will hold meetings across the state to gauge what the public has to say on the controversial issue […]

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Marcellus Shale Not as Full of Gas as We Thought

The Marcellus Shale has been the subject of a great deal of recent public discourse. Whether people were talking about the dangers of fracking, the […]

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Name Philly’s Next Public Space

A small public space between 30th Street Station and Market Street is expected to be completed by Labor Day weekend. The space will replace a […]

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Gizmodo Wants Your Comcast Horror Stories

Gizmodo—Gawker Media’s techie site—will spend the week focusing on the cable television situation in America. They’re looking for readers to e-mail in actual accounts of […]

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Vet Helps Dog With Stem Cell Treatment

A police officer in Reading found a pit bull on a hot roof. The pads on the dog’s paws had been burned off after spending […]

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Schools in the Burbs Employ Singapore Math

Math in Focus: Singapore Math by Marshall Cavendish is a program engineered to teach American students math differently. The curriculum—designed for kindergarten through sixth grade—has […]

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Neiman Group Steaks Out Philly

Philly natives are constantly debating over who makes the best cheesesteak. Some contend it’s Jim’s on South Street, the tourists love Pat’s and Geno’s, and […]

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Hershey Park’s Skyrush Coaster for 2012

Hershey Park’s 12th roller coaster will be its biggest and fastest. Skyrush will feature a 200-foot, 85-degree drop and will have a new type of […]

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Geekadelphia and the Academy of Natural Sciences Team Up for Geek Awards

Does Boyds carry pocket protectors? The Scoop’s going to need to class up his geek attire to prep for the inaugural Philadelphia Geek Awards on […]

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Philadelphia International Airport Gets Less Invasive

Philadelphia International Airport is one of 40 across the country adopting new body scanners that will feature a much more generic image of travelers. Currently, […]

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Philly’s Prison Population Drops

Philadelphia’s prison population dropped 11 percent from 2009 to 2010. The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative released a report detailing the decline and attributed […]

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CHOP Docs Say Let Nana Drive

Children involved in car accidents are safer if a grandparent was behind the wheel. According to a study conducted by research doctors at the Children’s […]

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Selena Gomez and Ryan Seacrest Visit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

As a part of the efforts of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation to provide opportunities for children to learn about broadcast media, the American Idol host […]

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The Future of Philly Broadband

Today, five public computer centers will open throughout the city. The centers are the first of 70 planned for the Philly. With increased access to […]

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Wharton’s Coursekit Leaves for New York City

Three UPenn students created Coursekit, intended to challenge Blackboard as the go-to for universities and professors wishing to conduct scholastic activities online, and have since […]